We’ve found a selection of new resources available to help charities and voluntary organisations carry on doing what they’re doing. We hope you find them useful.

Free networking tool for development charities

NGO Explorer is a website which allows charities to search for UK-based development charities by their location in the UK or overseas. It was co-created by professor Dan Brockington, University of Sheffield and Dr Nicola Banks, University of Manchester and the website was developed by David Kane, a freelance data scientist. It uses data from the Charity Commission.

You can find out more on the NGO Explorer website.


How to recruit trustees – new guide published

Charity Getting on Board has published a new guide to recruiting trustees – and making sure your board is diverse, robust and effective!  Sponsored by Rathbones, the guide is available for free.  The guide includes an 8-step pathway to recruitment.

See the Getting On Board website for the press release, or click here to download your version.


Let’s Talk online resource for individuals and charities

Let’s Talk is a resource for individuals and charities to access help and support, whether finding out which grants (eg. energy, warm homes, etc) or benefits a person might be eligible for, and an online money manager to create a personal budget plan.

For charities, housing providers, local authorities and other organisations which are supporting their local communities, there is an online ‘shop’ for which you need to create an account.  This can be accessed 24 hours a day to purchase emergency fuel and cash vouchers, and e-learning vouchers.

Find out more on the Let’s Talk website.